Dear colleagues and students
As there are but a few days left in the calendar year, allow me to cordially wish you a wonderful Christmas holiday, and much joy and health in the New Year. To all that is lovely at this time of year, we can also add another word, which in its own way is synonymous with Christmas: meeting. That is why I would like to wish you all, in what can be an especially difficult period, time to meet with your friends and family, and share joyful moments together with those who make us feel good. That is the greatest gift of all – to both give and receive.
At the same time, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you. Palacký University will celebrate its 450th anniversary in the coming year and the festivities will offer a number of occasions for meeting. They will also be an expression of gratitude for all that you do for the university. That you further its good name, that you help to fulfil its mission in education, academics, science, and society, and that you share a role in its creation. Each of these is important for the present and future of our alma mater and I sincerely thank you for your part in it.
Looking forward to our meeting in 2023.
Martin Procházka, UP Rector